Liverpool should sell Adam Lallana, Steve Nicol has told ESPN and the former Red has a very good point.
He said, via the Express: “I don’t think Lallana is good enough for where Liverpool are now. I think when he starts or when he comes on, there’s a clear drop-off. That’s not where Liverpool need to be.
“Liverpool need to be filling the squad out with players who are going to push the starting eleven players. For me, Lallana doesn’t push anyone in the starting eleven.”
It must be massively frustrating for the likes of Harry Wilson and Ben Woodburn to see Adam Lallana given chance after chance by Klopp despite it being blatantly obvious that he’s not good enough.
Not only is the former Southampton midfielder not at the level required, he doesn’t have the physical capacity to remain fit for long enough to make a meaningful contribution as a starter let alone as a squad member.
At the age of 31, he’s not getting any younger and is essentially taking up space on the wage bill.
Selling Lallana makes perfect sense as it would open up space in the squad for the likes of Wilson given a greater role in the squad after a fantastic season where he scored 21 goals for Derby County on loan.
The Welsh forward did as well as he could have possibly been expected to on his loan spell under Frank Lampard and if he doesn’t get a chance to prove himself under Klopp, it would be an indictment on the Liverpool loan spell system.
The Reds have moved up a level to a point where it’s not clear cut whether or not players should be regulars or squad members but it’s clear as daylight that Lallana does not deserve to be in the Liverpool squad if it means more talented and younger players are being iced out as a result.
Wilson would be a perfect squad option as he is desperate to make the grade and has the quality to make a similar impact to what Xherdan Shaqiri was able to at times last season.